- Last Updated
- May 25, 2022
- Job Title
- Executive Director, COBD :Pacific Training Centre Division
- Pacific Training Centre Board of Directors
Division Board Administration and Support
- Support the operations and administration of the Division Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff.
- Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the division.
- Enable the Division Board to fulfill its governance function, and to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the division’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.
- Act as Director of the Pacific Training Centre Division, responsible for the programs and operations of the division.
- Serve as a member of the PTC team.
- Serve as a strong, positive and active role model for staff, students and participants.
- Serve as the appointed leader, under the Division boards direction, on decisions affecting the division.
- Participate in all staff events such as regular meetings and retreats.
Program and Service Delivery
- Oversee design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs and services.
- Recommend a yearly division budget for Division Board approval and prudently manage the division’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current bylaws, laws, and regulations.
Human Resource Management:
- Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current bylaws, laws, and regulations.
- Oversee all employees including evaluation, meetings, case review, ongoing training, hiring and releasing of staff.
- Oversee all volunteers including evaluation, meetings, case review, ongoing training, hiring and releasing of volunteers.
Policy and CARF Standards
- Work with Program and Student Affairs Coordinator and Director of Operations to develop, Monitor, update, evaluate and implement policy and procedures for the division.
- Communicate policy to other staff and the Division board.
- Work with the Division board to adopt policy.
- Ensure all standards and requirements specified by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) are followed.
- Make important decisions on behalf of the division in overarching and urgent matters such as emergency situations, temporary program closures, and other critical incidents.
Community and Public Relations
- Make sure the centre and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to relevant stakeholders.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for the division.
- Serve as educator in the community: make presentations and speak with government, public and private organizations about the division and about the potential and abilities of blind/DeafBlind people.
- foster mutually helpful relationships with other community groups and government.
- Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, overseeing event organization, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
- Candidate must be legally blind.
- Demonstrates a strong belief in the unlimited potential of blind/DeafBlind people, and in the ability of blind/DeafBlind people to take charge of their own lives and destinies.
- Possess a strong commitment to the positive, structured discovery method of blindness skills training.
- Demonstrate strong management and leadership skills.
- Demonstrate strong strategic, goal-setting and organization skills.
- Experience in fundraising and fund development.
- Experience in public relations.
- Experience in event organizing.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in non-profit management or at least 7 years of non-profit leadership experience.
- A degree, diploma or Certificate in rehabilitation, education, Human Services, Social Work, or Community Social Services or a relevant combination of education and experiences that equate to at least two years an asset.
- Graduate of a structured discovery centre.
- Experience in a relevant field of knowledge with blindness/DeafBlindness experience preferred.
- Working knowledge of Braille, adaptive speech and Braille technology, travel with the long white cane, and other aspects of blindness/DeafBlindness skills.
- Experience in teaching adults and an understanding of the unique needs of adult learners.
- Experience working with people who have various disabilities in conjunction with blindness such as physical challenges, learning disabilities, brain injuries and mental health conditions.
- Strong belief in and understanding of using problem solving to teach blindness/DeafBlindness skills and the centre’s positive approach to blindness/DeafBlindness.
- Willing to learn the structured discovery / problem-solving method of teaching used at the centre.
- Must be detail oriented and possess effective research skills.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A willingness to be flexible.
- A willingness to help out occasionally during extra activities such as virtual events or group outings/recreational activities.
- Ability to serve as an appropriate role model for participants.
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner with the centre Community.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, staff, families/support systems, and the Division Board of Directors.
- Ability to provide supervision to improve overall division quality.
- Ability to make difficult decisions with composure, tact and dignity.
- Ability to maintain materials of a highly confidential nature.
- Ability to deal effectively with questions or problems, seeking assistance when needed.
- Ability to exhibit emotional control, patience and persistence in extremely stressful situations.
- Ability to make decisions using sound judgment with information at hand.
- Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, participants’ diverse backgrounds.